Junior Regional

Junior Regional
Orienteering Squads



WJHI 2017,

Ward Junior Home International (WJHI) 2017

This year’s Ward Junior Home International was hosted by Mid Wales Orienteering Club (MWOC) on behalf of Wales Orienteering Association and based at Pencelli, Brecon on 7th and 8th October.

Report and photos below.


Hawkshead 2017,

Hawkshead 2017

25th - 26th November
JROS held its annual coaching camp for M/W16’s at Hawkshead Youth Hostel in the Lake District.

Report of the weekend now available.


2018 Selection Policies

The selection policies are now available for the 2018 training camps. See the individual camp entries for the full details.

Stockholm 2017

The ‘Stockholm’ training camp is aimed at M/W17’s and is held around the middle of August. Accommodation is at the ‘OK Ravinen’ club hut and because of its proximity to central Stockholm use is made of public transport to training and competition venues. The camp usually accommodates 16-20 athletes.
The camp ran from 8th August – 20th August 2017
Team Manager’s Report now available below.


Gothenburg 2017

The ‘Gothenburg’ training camp is designed as a ‘self-help’ tour. Athletes attending will be expected to plan their own training. They will also be expected to be generally well organised, capable of preparing their own meals and self sufficient whilst being supervised by an experienced coach.
The camp ran from 19th August to 28th August 2017
Team Manager’s Report now available below


Lagganlia 2017

The ‘Lagganlia’ training camp was based at the Lagganlia OEC near Aviemore. It was aimed at M/W14’s and takes place around the last week in July. There are usually about 24 places for athletes on the camp.
The camp ran from Saturday 22nd July – Saturday 29th July 2017
Team Manager’s Report now available below.


What are the Objectives of JROS?

In common with the 12 Regional squads its objectives are;

  • Talent identification, to select those juniors from the regions who are at a level to benefit from further training with like minded individuals and who have the potential to become outstanding orienteers
  • Planning & organisation of a series of training camps which cater for the needs of these talented individuals and to develop all aspects of their orienteering skills; technical, physical, tactical and mental
  • To use the training opportunities to enthuse the athletes with both a sense of fun & purpose by including a social aspect to build a supportive group identity
  • Organisation of supporting coaches, travel, accommodation, funding, safety, parental communication, publicity etc. necessary for the safe and beneficial development of the athletes
  • To work with like minded coaching colleagues for the mutual benefit and development of coaches

How does it seek to meet these objectives?

Since British Orienteering reduced the number of summer training camps for junior orienteers from 4/5 to just 1, JROS has sought to replace these camps and has increased the number they manage from one in 2010 to four in 2012 and has continued to organise and manage four since then.

JROS has, since 2009, also organised a weekend training weekend in the autumn for M/W16’s.

JROS has also organised Coaching Courses in 2015 and 2017 for its volunteer coaches and will seek to host further courses in the future.

‘Getting on tour’ was the most important achievement of the orienteering season when I was a junior. Yes it was nice to do well in events but the summer training tours were what counted.
Why? Quite simple really; it was history, tradition. There were so many stories about previous tours….and the great thing is, it was all true!
The travel, friends, maps, terrain, games, races.

Jon Duncan,
2008, Men’s Relay World Champion

as quoted to The 'O' Foundation (2009)